What’s common with Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus smartphones? Apart from the fact that they are best-selling smartphones in India and they are all Chinese, there is something more. They are siblings belonging to the same parent company: BBK Electronics. Apparently, this lesser-known Chinese multinational consumer electronics company is the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world according to 2017 IDC data.
Total smartphone shipments in million (2017)
Vivo and Oppo are wholly owned subsidiaries of BBK Electronics while OnePlus, a leader in the premium smartphone segment, is a subsidiary of Oppo.Founded in 1995, BBK Electronics’ sprawling manufacturing units are spread of 10 hectares and employees over 17,000 people. Each brand created by BBK Electronics has their own amazing story to tell. We’ll explore them below.
The Oppo Story
Oppo was mainly focused on DVD, Blu-Ray and audio player manufacturing until entered the smartphone arena in 2008. Though it entered the game quite late, it took the brand only five years to become the most profitable company in China and give a good fight to bigger rivals such as Xiaomi, Lenovo, ZTE and Xiaomi.
Oppo smartphones officially entered India in 2014 and focused on launching premium quality phones. The company launched the much awaited Oppo F9 and Oppo A5 smartphones in August, 2018.
The Oppo F9 features an impressive 6.3-inch FHD display and 16 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera and 16 MP front camera. It shoots superb pictures with excellent depth of field – good for portraits, selfies and outdoor photography. The Oppo smartphone comes with 64GB internal storage that is expandable up to 256GB and is powered by two quad core Cortex A73 and Cortex A53 processors. The Oppo F9 easily clocks 2GHz speed and a 4GB RAM allows it to sail through all the apps and games you bring up on its Gorilla Glass protected panel. It also has an inbuilt fingerprint sensor for additional security of your phone. Oppo F9 price is very competitive considering its high-end configuration, performance and features. The Oppo F9 price in India starts from Rs.14,994.
The Oppo A5 was also launched in India at the same time as the Oppo F9. It features a 6.2-inch, waterdrop, Corning Gorilla glass screen and a long-lasting 4230mAh battery. The Oppo A5 is powered by an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset with an octa core Cortex A53 processor that clocks 1.8GHz. For the selfie lover, it has a 8 MP front camera and a 13 MP + 2 MP dual camera for breathtakingly beautiful pictures. Storing music, pictures, videos and apps is not a problem with 32GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB. The Oppo A5 price in India starts from Rs.10,994.
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The Vivo Story
The Vivo brand was founded in 2009 and started selling their first smartphone in 2011. The Vivo X series includes its premium offering, while the Vivo V caters to the mid-segment and the Vivo Y series designs phones for the lower end. Vivo entered India in 2014 and today has a network of 10,000 retailers in over 300 cities in 22 Indian states. 
Launched in September, 2018, the Vivo V11 is one of its bestselling phones in the mid-level category. The key highlights of the Vivo V11 that sets it apart from other V series phones are the fingerprint scanner and the waterdrop-shaped notch display. It comes a 6.3 inch, full HD display with 19:9 aspect ratio. You will love the Vivo mobile phones if you love shooting pictures, especially selfies. It sports a dual camera of 16MP + 5MP on the rear and an incredible 25MP on the front for sensational quality selfies.
The Vivo V11 comes with 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB) and is powered by two quad core processors clocking a speed of 2GHz and a 6GB RAM for top level performance and speed. Vivo V11 price in India starts from Rs.17,994.
The OnePlus Story
OnePlus was founded in 2013 by an ex-employee of Oppo Electronics. OnePlus mainly delivers its products through exclusive online retailers. It entered in India in 2014 by selling the OnePlus One smartphone through Amazon. The OnePlus brand has been highly acclaimed and at one time was the best-selling phone in India.
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